This morning I had plans to watch/listen to a BYU Devotional rebroadcast, but had 15 minutes during which it was likely I’d forget to turn it on before the show started. I searched my music library for something 15 minutes long (by way of a timer), but that landed me in a list of book chapters (because I have a lot of audiobooks in iTunes). I decided to listen to a story I’ve enjoyed since I was a child: The Fisherman and His Wife from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. (Don’t know if you’re acquainted with Librivox.org—all readers are volunteers.)

When I was young we had this story in a picture book. I’ve searched in vain on the Internet for images from that specific version (black woodcut prints with colors in the background) because I wanted to share its cover, but can’t find it. I’ve had to make do with an image that reminds me of the pose the fisherman took when asking the fish for gifts.

artwork by Delia Mihai

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It’s 2:14 A.M.

I mention this because Windsweptmind has already had a number of visitors. One of the posts visited in the the first two hours fifteen minutes of the day was Houndstooth Check, my most-visited post (which gets daily visits, I believe, and which, yesterday, celebrated its two-year anniversary). When I wrote that post I had no idea what lay ahead of me.

A tiny sample of what I’ve been working on

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